Beat the Streak is back for the 2022 season — and the $5.6 million reward is still up for grabs.
The concept is basic — choose one gamer (or more) every day who you believe will get a hit. The goal — exceed Joe DiMaggio’s record-long 56-game striking streak — is a bit more tough.
Let’s take a closer at the action from the other day and today:
Longest active streak: 35 (LADFan1025)
Longest season streak: 45 (kiyoshilotus26)
Longest streak all-time: 51
Most popular choices (the other day)
1. Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals (20%)
2. Rafael Devers, Red Sox (16.2%)*
3. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (15.5%)*
4. Mike Trout, Angels (6.4%)*
5. Starling Marte, Mets (3.4%)*
* – Recorded a hit
Most popular choices (this season)
1. Trea Turner, Dodgers (7.7%)
2. Freddie Freeman, Dodgers (6.6%)
3. J.D. Martinez, Red Sox (5.9%)
4. Manny Machado, Padres (4.4%)
5. Michael Brantley, Astros (3.8%)
Mike Trout, Angels (vs. Royals)
Trout is back in his groove, with 5 crowning achievement in his last 5 video games through completion of recently and 8 crowning achievement in his last 11. Plus, he’s batting .364 with a 1.253 OPS at the Big A this season.
Rafael Devers, Red Sox (vs. Tigers)
Beau Brieske has actually been strong recently, however the lefty Devers is batting .335 with a 1.023 OPS versus right-handers this season and .328 with a .996 OPS at Fenway, and Brieske just has 37 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings.
Oneil Cruz, Pirates (vs. Cubs)
Just an inkling. We understand Cruz rips the ball, and he lost no time at all advising us with a 113 miles per hour double in his season launching Monday. Now the huge lefty gets Cubs soft-tossing right-hander Matt Swarmer, who’s permitted 10 homers in 4 starts.
Reds (vs. Dodgers — Tony Gonsolin)
Gonsolin is just permitting 4.5 hits per 9 innings this season and has actually permitted 3 or less in 10 of his 12 starts. He’s tossed a minimum of 6 innings in 6 straight starts with a 1.49 AGE.
Giants (at Braves — Spencer Strider)
After setting strikeout records in the Braves bullpen, Strider has actually now gotten on a function in the rotation, with a 1.76 AGE, 24 strikeouts and simply 7 hits allowed 15 1/3 innings over 3 June begins. The combination of his 100 miles per hour fastball and wipeout slider is difficult to strike.
NOTABLE BATTER VS. PITCHER MATCHUPS
Didi Gregorius (Phillies): 5-for-14 (.357), 3 HR vs. Martín Pérez
Miguel Cabrera (Tigers): 5-for-16 (.313), HR, 2 2B vs. Rich Hill
Freddie Freeman (Dodgers): 4-for-11 (.364), HR vs. Tyler Mahle
Bryce Harper (Phillies): 1-for-13 (.077), 2B, 4 K vs. Martín Pérez
Javier Báez (Tigers): 2-for-11 (.182), 2B, 4 K vs. Rich Hill